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Sarcococca hookeriana

Common Name(s):
Himalayan sarcococca
Cultivar(s):
var. humilis, black fruit
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; spreads by rhizomes to form a colony; becomes yellowish if grown in sun; slow to moderate growth rate. Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
4-6 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, opposite or sub-opposite, simple, lustrous dark green leaves; 2 to 3.5 in. long
Flower:
0.5 in. off-white fragrant flowers in spring
Zones:
6 to 8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade to shade; acidic, moist, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Dense mound
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1768

Sarcococca hookeriana Sarcococca hookeriana
Lotus Johnson, CC BY-NC-2.0
Sarcococca hookeriana Sarcococca hookeriana
Peter Stevens, CC BY - 2.0
Sarcococca hookeriana Sarcococca hookeriana
Peter Stevens, CC BY - 2.0